Board of Directors

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Paul Edgerley

, Senior Advisor Bain Capital

Paul Edgerley served as our Chairman from July 2012 until January 2013, and was again appointed as our Chairman in May 2015. Mr. Edgerley has served as a director of the Company since our initial public offering in March 2010. Prior to our initial public offering, Mr. Edgerley served as a director of our principal operating subsidiary, Sensata Technologies (“STI”) since the completion of the 2006 Acquisition. Mr. Edgerley is currently a Senior Advisor of Bain Capital. From 1990 through March 2016, Mr. Edgerley was a managing director of Bain Capital. Prior to joining Bain Capital in 1988, Mr. Edgerley spent five years at Bain & Company where he worked as a consultant and a manager in the healthcare, information services, retail, and automobile industries. Previously he was a Certified Public Accountant with Peat Marwick Mitchell & Company. Mr. Edgerley has served on the board of directors of Steel Dynamics, Inc., a public company, since 2002. Mr. Edgerley previously served as a director of HD Supply Holdings, Inc., a public company, from 2007 through 2015. In addition, Mr. Edgerley serves on the board of directors of MYOB, Apex Tool Group, LLC, FTE Automotive, Hero Moto Corporation, and TI Automotive. Mr. Edgerley is a former director of Keystone Automotive Operations, Inc. and MEI Conlux Holdings, Inc.

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James E. Heppelmann

, President and Chief Executive Officer PTC, Inc.

James E. Heppelmann became a director in 2014. Mr. Heppelmann is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of PTC, Inc. a role he has held since 2010. He previously held the role of President and Chief Operating Officer, as well as Executive Vice President of Software Solutions and Chief Product Officer. Prior to PTC, Mr. Heppelmann was co-founder, Chief Technical Officer and Vice President of Marketing for Windchill Technology, Inc. He previously served as Chief Technology Officer of Metaphase, Inc. and held various positions at Control Data Corporation. He currently sits on the board of PTC, the Executive Advisory Board of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and the Dean's Advisory Board of the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering. Mr. Heppelmann brings a detailed understanding of technological issues relevant to Sensata, including the rapid evolution of smart, connected products and the Internet of Things.

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Charles W. Peffer

, Retired Partner KPMG LLP

Charles Peffer was a partner of KPMG LLP and its predecessor firms from 1979 until his retirement in 2002. Mr. Peffer served in KPMG’s Kansas City office as Partner in Charge of Audit from 1986 to 1993 and as Managing Partner from 1993 to 2000. Mr. Peffer is a director of Garmin, Ltd., NPC International, Inc. and the Commerce Funds, a family of eight mutual funds.

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Kirk P. Pond

, Retired President, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman Fairchild Semiconductor International

Kirk P. Pond became a director in March 2011. Mr. Pond was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc. from June 1996 until May 2005. He also served as the Chairman of Fairchild’s board of directors from 1997 until June 2006.

Prior to his service with Fairchild and its predecessor, National Semiconductor, Mr. Pond served in executive positions with Timex Corporation and Texas Instruments. Mr. Pond served as a member of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston from January 2004 until January 2007, and he currently serves on the board of directors of Wright Express Corporation and Brooks Automation, Inc. Mr. Pond has also served on the advisory board of the University of Arkansas Engineering School since 1987.

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Constance E. Skidmore

, Retired Audit Partner PricewaterhouseCoopers

Constance “Connie” Skidmore became a director in March 2017. She retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers ("PwC") in 2009, after serving for over two decades as a partner, including a term on PwC’s governing board. During her tenure with PwC, Ms. Skidmore worked with a variety of public and privately held companies advising on accounting and tax strategies, global corporate structuring, due diligence projects, employee benefit plans, corporate mergers and acquisitions, stock options, and syndications. She served as the primary tax advisor on numerous initial public offerings and other SEC filings. During her years as an advisor, she developed deep expertise in the technology, manufacturing, and extractive industries. Prior to joining PwC, Ms. Skidmore was a tax specialist with the Internal Revenue Service. She holds a B.S. degree from Florida State University and a M.S. degree in Taxation from Golden Gate University. Recently, she completed the Directors College program at Stanford Law School. Ms. Skidmore also serves on the board of directors of Comfort Systems USA, Inc. and ShoreTel, Inc. Ms. Skidmore brings to the Board extensive experience in accounting and finance and significant experience and knowledge in talent management and strategic planning.

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Martha Sullivan

, President and Chief Executive Officer Sensata Technologies

Martha Sullivan was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in January, 2013 and President in September, 2010. Previously, she was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, a position she held since the business was purchased by Bain Capital in April 2006.

Ms. Sullivan joined Texas Instruments in 1984 and held various management positions, including Vice President of Sensor Products from 1997 to 2006.

Past and present external positions include the Key Executive Council at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, President’s Alumni Council at Michigan Technological University, and Ford International Supplier Advisory Council. She was recently inducted into the Academy of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan Tech, and holds an Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy from that institution.

She has been a speaker and panelist in a number of technology industry and academic forums including the Ernst & Young China Business Roundtable, Executive Women’s Conference (Morgan Stanley), International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative, Inc. and the Innovation Leadership Forum.

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Andrew C. Teich

, President and Chief Executive Officer FLIR Systems

Andrew C. Teich became a director in 2014. Mr. Teich is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of FLIR Systems and has held this position since the beginning of 2013. He joined FLIR in 1999 as Senior Vice President of Marketing and has held various positions within the company including President of Commercial Vision Systems and President of Commercial Systems. Prior to joining FLIR, Mr. Teich held various positions at Inframetrics, Inc. (acquired by FLIR in 1999), including Senior Vice President of Marketing and various sales roles. He has served on the board of directors of FLIR since July 2013. Mr. Teich brings valued management and executive experience and insight within the industry.

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Thomas Wroe

, Former CEO, Apex Tool Group, LLC Sensata Technologies

Thomas Wroe served as Chief Executive Officer of Sensata Technologies and as a director from the time the business was purchased by Bain Capital in April 2006 until January 2013 and was Chairman of the Board from June 2006 to June 2012 and from January 2013 to May 2015.

Previously, Mr. Wroe served as the President of the Sensors & Controls (S&C) business of Texas Instruments and as a Senior Vice President of Texas Instruments. Mr. Wroe was with Texas Instruments since 1972, and prior to becoming President of the S&C business, Mr. Wroe worked in various engineering and business management positions. Mr. Wroe also served as CEO of Apex Tool Group, LLC and is presently the Executive Chairman of its Board of Directors. He is also a member of the board of directors of Cape Cod Healthcare, Chase Corporation and GT Advanced Technologies.

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Stephen Zide

, Senior Advisor Bain Capital

Stephen Zide has served as a director of the Company since our initial public offering in March 2010. Prior to our initial public offering, Mr. Zide served as a director of STI since the completion of the 2006 Acquisition. Mr. Zide is currently a Senior Advisor of Bain Capital. From 2001 through 2015, Mr. Zide was a managing director of Bain Capital. Prior to joining Bain Capital in 1997, Mr. Zide was a partner of the law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he was a founding member of the New York office and specialized in representing private equity and venture capital firms. Mr. Zide has been a director of Trinseo S.A., a public company, since 2010. Mr. Zide also serves on the board of directors of Consolidated Container Corporation. Previously, Mr. Zide served on the board of directors of HD Supply Holdings, Inc., a public company, from 2007 through 2014, Apex Tool Group, LLC from 2013 through 2014, and Innophos Holdings, Inc., a public company, from 2004 through 2013.